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Net Food Digest
This Week on the Web

Source: The Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Center, 3/10/97
Title: Net Digest review
Author: Katherine Withers Cobbs
URL: http://www.dole5aday.com/nutinfo.html

Sometimes it seems daunting to try to get your five fruits and vegetables each day. It helps to know the benefits of giving your diet this extra fiber- and vitamin-rich boost. The Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Center brought to you by Dole (of the pineapple) is a wonderful source for information about the health benefits of eating as much as you can from orchard and vegetable patch.

Did you know that 8 medium strawberries give you 130 percent of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C? Did you have any inkling that a sweet potato provides 440 percent of the RDA for vitamin A while having zero calories from fat? and what about fiber? Sometimes there is not enough time for that morning bowl of cereal. Other sources of the fiber we need in our diets include: apples, beans, broccoli, peas, grapefruit, spinach and many more. Eating just one of the many fruits and vegetables listed will add an additional 20 percent of the Daily Value for fiber to your diet.

Smoking, alcohol and diet are the three most important personal habits that influence health according to the U.S. Surgeon General. For the two out of three of us that do not smoke or drink heavily, diet is the most important factor in our health that we can control. It helps to know what your body needs and how you can get and this site is a great place to start.


Katherine Withers Cobbs is a San Francisco freelance writer, editor and designer who recently worked on Time-Life Asia's "Quick & Tasty Series -Books and Video" (Time-Life Asia, 1996) and the upcoming "Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration" series (Time-Life Books, US, 1997).



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